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Detailed in a letter from the General to his officers during the war, Washington’s recipe employed molasses to aid fermentation and give rich caramel notes to this robust, roasty ale. The recipe reflected his admiration for Philadelphia-style porters, especially those brewed by Robert Hare (whose original brewery stood just blocks from where ours is now). Our Tavern Porter, inspired by Washington’s, is dark, smooth, and complex with just a hint of dried fruit in the finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2005
Murky magenta, with able cocoa-toned froth. Aroma, rich and toffeeish, coffee-ish, chocolatey, a little...a trickle of treacle, some molasses and anise. I like. In the taste: nice, a repeat of the above, with a little bit more. Sweeter, richer, thicker, and quite tasty. Different from the average porter, that’s for sure. A bit stronger, as well, and it is felt. this was George’s own recipe? Really? Damned good general and president, but mightyfine brewing man, too! Yum...I could get acquainted with this one!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ivan9856 (189) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2005
The 12 oz. bottle pours clear dark brown, with a massive, rocky tan head and excellent lacing. Aroma suggests malty sweetness, some molasses and hint of hops, but the brief palate entry is only semi-sweet. Molasses flavors peeks through in the finish, as does a bit of the roasted malt and coffee notes, but this porter is a overly tart and acidic for this style. Serve at 50F-55F.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2005
Bottle gushed pretty bad upon opening. Pours a murky dark brown, probably due to the carbonation kicking up the yeast. Head is light tan and large with clumpy lacing. Aroma has some soft, subtle caramel maltiness with bready yeast and a touch of tartness. Has some light milk chocolatey flavor with a touch of toasty malt and aciditiy toward the finish. Could be a little thicker and lose any hint of acidity, but still has some decent flavor and goes down smooth. I sure wish it didn’t foam all over the place though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shadey (1913) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 12, 2005
Pour was nice with a creamy head. Sweet molasses aroma. Some hops but over all sweet molasses and caramel. Different and quite tastey stuff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Rib Eye (147) - USA - FEB 7, 2005
This has to be the bitterst porter I have ever had. Way overhopped. Molasses? Maybe it’s buried under all the IBUs, but I didn’t taste it. Save your money.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2005
This was not as porter-ish as I expected it to be, but then again, it is an old recipe and not like the mass produced porter of today. Give it a try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrat83 (4) - Haverford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2005 does not count
malty aroma with hints of molasses. dark brown color. full flavor. sweet finish with the hint of molasses. very little lacing on the side of the class. leaves a beige froth behind on the glass though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2005
(Draft) Enjoyed this porter while rubbing elbows with the ghosts of our founding fathers at The City Tavern. Pours a mahogany body with an average beige head. Nose of chocolate, coffee, and molasses. Falvor of caramel, raisins, and some roasted coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - DEC 31, 2004
Very dark amber color with a medium tan head. Spicy gingerbread aroma. Nice, lightly sweet molasses, nutmeg, cinnamon and malt flavors. Fairly thick feel. Very good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - DEC 31, 2004
Dark brown color, translucent, with a decent beige head. The aroma was full of nutmeg, cinnamon, licorice, and coffee. The flavor was more of the same with a definite molasses character...quite sweet. The feel was not too thin...not as thin as their Love Stout...wet finish.

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